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    Re: $750 Collings mandolin case at elderlys

    I consider my Collins A case (badged and sold by Tom Ellis' shop) to be one of my prized musical possessions and one of the smartest purchases I've made. It's a thing of beauty and a work of art. ...
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    Re: How to remember tunes?

    Elevate your sense of awareness when practicing. Study the form of it until your brain develops a way to hold it. I was having trouble remembering strings of numbers in my head recently and decided...
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    Re: McClung Armrest

    Nice! Good to know he's still at it. I gave one of my two away and was having giver's remorse thinking he had stopped making them.
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    Re: Cafe versus Craigslist

    Today's world is in text. I have good friends that almost only text and will admit they don't want phone calls. Weird for me but such is life
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    Re: the Small Dog

    Was it the small dog covers that had an insulating property to prevent overheating in sun?
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    Re: A4, A5, F4, F5--what do the numbers mean?

    Also A (and F) designation is reserved for arch top/back mandolins?
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    Re: I don't like F styles. Anyone else?

    The first time I spent a lot of time playing an F style the points bothered me more than I expected. I assumed it would be handy to have the point help rest the instrument on my leg. I was in...
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    Re: the Small Dog

    Sounds like a biz opportunity to sell tens of them yearly. I'd buy one or two
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    Re: The ever-inventive Danny Knicely

    Danny Knicely really IS the man. I saw him with the Krunk band and his mandolin and fiddle playing was beyond words. Thanks for the link!
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    Re: Speakers for mixing

    I agree that sub-woofer is not necessary for most premixing but without a sub-woofer system or large diameter speakers you are left to guessing about the bass levels. I used to final check my early...
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    Re: pointy vs round picks.

    You can have something in the middle of the two. I find rounded picks too rounded and regular picks a little too pointed. I use a salon 4-way file to slightly round the tip of a TAD down where if I...
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    Re: Why Mandolin?

    Sounds good with guitar
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    Re: more accurate clip on tuner than Snark?

    I have snark and notice that 'green - in tune' status remains while I make slight adjustments (by ear) to match the adjacent string on same course. I can hear the change but the tuner remains in the...
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    Re: 8 string Uke

    Plenty loud for a uke. Really fun to play. The high low courses on the lo end work similar to 12 string guitar. Works well for playing melody because of the volume and tone across all strings. I...
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    Re: Holding the pick

    IMO - starting out at slower deliberate speeds it appears to not matter what pick grip you chose. But..

    When your speed picks up you'll hit a wall if your upstroke isn't supported or if your...
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    An auction on this mandolin is a gamble. You never know. I just sold an item at no reserve auction there that went for 3x my estimate. I've have a "give it away" at auction also.

    To me the...
  17. Thread: Pick depth

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    Re: Pick depth

    In her Peg Head video lessons, Sharon Gilchrist likes to say "feel like you're playing the top of the strings". It works for me
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    Re: Need mandolin recommendations a-style

    Winner winner chicken dinner! Checking my slush fund...
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    Re: Bowlbacks of Note

    a million+ views. Wow!
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    Re: Slow Jam Tips Needed

    I'm not sure what 'sing-along group' implies. Are you wanting the jam to be mostly fiddle tunes?
  21. Re: How to clean and polish Varnish on my New Pava Pro

    This from Tom Ellis himself, found in the FAQ section on his Ellis Mandolin site. I would imagine it relates to the varnished Pava:

    "The varnish I use is very durable and quite resistant to...
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    Re: NMD Pava Pro

    Just curious Dan - what's Pava up to now in terms of build number? That 'pro' version sure checks all my boxes. Enjoy :mandosmiley:
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    Re: NMD Pava Pro

    Nice!! I like everything about it. Beautiful mandolin. Good choice Dan. Now go wear the frets down
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    Re: A chord without muting A string

    yep. one finger tip covering the G and D strings. It's a great A chord imo
  25. Re: Performers at virtual N.C. Folk Festival announced

    Great line up! and I wish them well but I'm kinda virtual'd out. For real :)
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